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We just moved into a new office. The previous tenants went out of business, and left behind anything they couldn't sell off in a hurry.

One of the objects left behind was this thing:




It looks brand new, and kinda like the world's smallest blade. It even has the all-purpose port thing on the back.

Anyone know what it is?

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Do I see a hard drive AND a memory chip towards the back of it? – David W Feb 8 '13 at 15:08
Could be a system board for phones or a multi-funtion copier/printer. Do you have any higher resolution images? Any including a part number of manufacturer? – jscott Feb 8 '13 at 15:09
@DavidW Yes, boards like this usually boot their OS from the flash card (lower left pic #1) and use the hdd for writing. – jscott Feb 8 '13 at 15:11
it looks like a PRI card out of a nortel PBX. – t1nt1n Feb 8 '13 at 15:13
up vote 5 down vote accepted

This looks like a voicemail server for a PBX system, possibly Nortel or NEC based on the form-factor. If you can get a clearer shot of the front panel that includes model numbers I could tell you better.

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It could be a blade computer intended for use in a chassis switch. HP and several other manufacturers have similar modules that are essentially a computer on a blade.

However, a Google image search shows the HD as a basic SATA laptop drive. This is probably a module for a copier/multifunction printing device.

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